66th Annual Tri-State Gospel Sing @ Breaks Interstate Park

Tri-State-Gospel-Sing

The 66th annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held on Labor Day weekend at Breaks Interstate Park. The event will run from Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, at the park amphitheater.

Preaching Starting at 9 am !!!

The Tri-State Gospel Singing is held annually on Labor Day Weekend in the Beautiful Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, VA.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016; 9 AM – 8 PM

Primitive Quartet, Ronnie Spriggs, The Parsons, Tammy Jones Robinette, Willis Canada, Gospel Grass Trip, Keen Mountain Brothers, Salvation Rain, Kevin Wilson Band, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Eddie Street, Masters Harmony, New Again, Change of Heart, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Strings of Hope.

Sunday, September 4th, 2016; 9 AM – 8 PM

The Jackson Family, Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Principals, Ronnie Spriggs, Ritchie Rose & Bob Smallwood, Change of Heart, Eddie Street, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Blood Bought Trio, Willis Canada, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Masters Harmony, Keen Mountain Brothers, The Jackson Family, New Harvest Brothers, Strings of Hope.

Monday,  September 5th, 2016; 9 AM- 4 PM

Kevin Wilson Band, Salvation Rain, The Parsons, Gospel Grass Trio, Eddie Street, The Jackson Family, Change of Heart, Ronnie Spriggs and Kevin Wilson Band.

****Groups May Not Sing as Listed and List is Subject to Change***

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BLUEGRASS SHOWS AT THE AMPHITHEATER

Saturday August 13th – “Wolf Creek Grass”

Admission is free to these Bluegrass Events.  There is a $2.00 parking fee when you come through the front gate.  Please check our facebook page or our website for schedule changes due to bad weather.

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With the Ralph Stanley Museum and the Traditional Mountain Music Center nearby, it’s no surprise that music is an integral part of the park experience. In fact, Breaks Interstate Park is known as the Western Gateway to The Crooked Road.

Gospel shows are planned each Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend as well as on Father’s Day. Plan early, as these free events have drawn crowds of up to 20,000 people.

Other events are also planned during the spring and summer months. Some shows are free, and some require ticket purchase.

These events have made us an Affiliated Partner with the Crooked Road, a 250-mile route that meanders through the mountains of southwest Virginia, celebrating the region’s unique music heritage.

The amphitheater may be reserved for rental when it is not scheduled for park use. Call the Park Office at (276) 865-4413  for more information.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, visit www.BreaksPark.com.

South Mountain Boys to perform during Settlers Program, Breaks Park

South Mountain Boys

Breaks Park will host special programming August 6-9, 2015, highlighting the ways of life of the area’s first settlers. Additionally, the South Mountain Boys will perform at the amphitheater August 8.

“The Breaks places much emphasis on its responsibility to preserve and interpret the history and unique way of life of this region’s early settlers,” said Superintendent Austin Bradley, “This event is a wonderful opportunity for our staff and volunteers to introduce our visitors to this intriguing story.”

Visitors will enjoy a special display and educational program in the park Visitor Center on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9. Nina Aragon and Loretta Jude will share their extensive collection of items from yesteryear and discuss how roots, barks, and herbs were the basis of “mountain medicine” back in the day. They will also show how candles were made, and more. This program will be ongoing from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Author and Geologist Tony Scales will be on hand to lead a hike on the Geological Trail on Saturday at 1 pm, explaining along the way the processes that led to the development of the unique geological formations in the park and the Grand Canyon of the South. Scales will  also hold a book signing for his books, The Breaks: The Grand Canyon of the South, and Natural Tunnel: Nature’s Marvel in Stone on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Other activities will demonstrate how cornmeal was made at an authentic, working gristmill, and programs will be held that teach participants how to throw tomahawks, and build fires in the same way frontiersmen did it when they settled the area.

The South Mountain Boys will perform at the park amphitheater on Saturday at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge for the show.

Additionally, regular programming activities including hikes, craft projects, and more will be held throughout the weekend.

The complete interpretive programming schedule is available online at www.BreaksPark.com. For more information, contact the park visitor center at (276)-865-4413 ext. 3213, or by emailing Park Naturalist Carl Mullins at cmullins@breakspark.com.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.